Chef Candace Rinke sent us a note to remind us that today was the first day of her new business. Named after her affectionate name for her son, the Sweet Prince Deli & Treat Co. is closer to what her original business plan was over seven years ago when she was entering the business. Though the signage outside still says Hawthorn Grill (she told me her new signs should be arriving today) we stopped by to check it out. Let’s just say this is a work in progress. Chef also shared she’ll be adding some sofa’s and soft seating for guests to feel comfortable in.
It’s a little more casual than Hawthorn Grill was and they’ll be serving up breakfast and lunch, seven days a week from 7am – 4pm. Staff were busily training to make cappuccino and latte’s and there’s a new pastry case that’s the first thing you see upon arrival. Bagels (baked fresh from Rahn’s Artisan Breads) were available on top of the case and homemade dutch apple pie, and maple bourbon pecan pies, as well as blueberry crumb muffins and orange cranberry scones.
The sandwich menu had about 5 dozen offerings, ranging from about $7 – $13, as well as mushroom, tomato soup and white bean chicken chili. Eight salads from an Albuquerque Cobb to a simple tossed salad are available as well as homemade cookies and cakes.
She also share she has some great wines on the soon to be defunct Wine List! Chef invites you to stop by to purchase some clearance bottles – while supplies last!
Candace also shared menus for catering are coming, so stay tuned.